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In talks with U.S., China calls for diplomacy on North Korea
March 18, 2017 / 9:42 AM / 5 months ago

In talks with U.S., China calls for diplomacy on North Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) is greeted by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as he arrives for a bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 18, 2017.Mark Schiefelbein/Pool

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday that there had to be a commitment to using diplomatic means to peacefully settle the North Korea issue.

Tillerson said Wang had agreed they would work together to try to get North Korea's government to change its current course of pursuing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The two were speaking to reporters after meeting in Beijing.

Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Tom Hogue

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